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to the 2020 NFL preseason opener what would have been the Jacksonville Jaguars preseason opener by ranking all 51 regular season wins over the past decade.
Today at No. 18? The first win of the Gus Bradley Era!
Week 10 — November 10, 2013
With four forced turnovers and a fourth quarter safety, the defense of the Jacksonville Jaguars led the team to their first win of the season, upsetting their division rival-Tennessee Titans 29-27.
The Jaguars earned an early 13-0 lead after a fumble forced of running back Chris Johnson set the team up in the red zone which was promptly turned into a six-yard touchdown for Maurice Jones-Drew. Two more first half turnovers helped the Jaguars to keep the Titans off the scoreboard until late in the second quarter.
While the Jaguars had their greatest point total of the season, the offense struggled most of the game, including two interceptions thrown by Chad Henne, who finished with a 49.2 passer rating after completing 14-of-23 passes for 180 yards.
Instead it was the defense that was responsible for nine points in the fourth quarter to preserve the victory. A holding penalty forced by Sen’Derrick Marks gave the team a safety, while a sack, forced fumble returned for a touchdown by cornerback Will Blackmon ended any remaining Tennessee hopes for a victory.
What's your favorite moment in #Jaguars history?@UnionJaxJoe said it's @WillBlackmon's strip-and-score for the first victory in the Gus Bradley era. pic.twitter.com/wPxygwuvXO— Ryan Day (@ryaneatscake) July 8, 2019
Oh yeah... and we were still doing these BCC EXTRAVAGANZA things.
Why the ranking at No. 18?
The first win of the Gus Bradley Era should not be as high as it is, but the fact that the game was clinched on Will Blackmon literally taking the ball out of the quarterback’s hands gives it some bonus points.
A game-winning touchdown from Chad Henne to Cecil Shorts.